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National Summary

Today

Very cold, with sharp or severe frost in many areas and some icy patches. But increasing cloud in some southern and southwestern coastal areas, is likely to limit frost there. Lowest temperatures of +1 to -4 C., with some patchy mist or fog locally also.

Tomorrow

A cold, frosty start for many on Saturday, but the frost and any fog will clear through the morning. Many places will be dry with bright or sunny spells. But there will be cloudier periods also, especially in southern and southwestern counties, with a little patchy drizzle, mostly on hills and in coastal fringes. Highest temperatures of 4 to 8 C., best on the south coast, in light to moderate southeast breezes.

Outlook

OUTLOOK: Cold for the rest of the weekend with further frosts, but with a return to more near normal temperatures early next week. Generally dry, but patchy rain too, locally persistent on Sunday. TOMORROW NIGHT: Very cold with a severe frost and some icy stretches, especially for the midlands, north and east. Rain and drizzle moving into west and southwest coastal areas later in the night, eastern margins too, possibly turning wintry across Wicklow. Lowest temperatures -3 to + 2 degrees, in light southeast breezes.SUNDAY: Cold, especially for the midlands, north and east, with frost only slowly clearing. A mix of cloud and brighter spells through the day, but with patchy rain moving across the country from the Atlantic, persistent at times over Munster. Highest temperatures of 3 to 8 degrees in near calm.MONDAY: A cold frosty start, but with a lot of dry bright weather through the day. Parts of Kerry and West Cork, however are likely to day dull with patchy drizzle. Temperatures will return to a more near normal 7 to 10 degrees, in light southerlies.TUESDAY: A milder day in moderate southerly winds; highest temperatures of 9 or 10 degrees. Overall dry with some bright or sunny spells - just the odd spot of drizzle along Atlantic coasts.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

South, 6 Knots, Fair, 7 Miles, 1029, Steady

Dublin Airport

South-Southeast, 5 Knots, Fine, 16 Miles, 1030, Falling slowly

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

Southeast, 15 Knots, Wave ht: 2 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1028, Falling slowly

Roches Point Automatic

East-Southeast, 9 Knots, Fair, 12 Miles, 1028, Falling slowly

Sherkin Island Automatic

South, 11 Knots, Cloudy, 24 Miles, 1027, Falling slowly

Valentia Automatic

South-Southeast, 8 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 1026, Falling slowly

Mace Head Automatic

Southeast, 14 Knots, Fair, 8 Miles, 1027, Falling slowly

Belmullet Automatic

Southeast, 8 Knots, Fair, 7 Miles, 1027, Falling slowly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

South-Southeast, 7 Knots, Wave ht:0.5 m, 1030, Falling slowly

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

Report not available

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

South, 16 Knots, Wave ht: 2.9 m, 1026, Falling slowly

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

Report not available

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 0000 Sunday 22 January 2017 Issued at 0000 Saturday 21 January 2017

Meteorological Situation at 2100: An Anticyclone is slow moving over the North Sea and eastern Europe. It extends a ridge of high pressure westwards over Ireland in a mostly moderate southeast airflow. Weak frontal troughs will approach Ireland, from the Atlantic, during Saturday.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Mizen Head to Loop Head to Erris Head

Wind: Southeasterly force 3 to 4, increasing force 4 or 5 overnight, but decreasing southerly force 3 or 4 early Saturday night.

Weather: Mainly fair. But patches of mist and drizzle developing on south and southwest coasts during the day and on southeast coast early Saturday night.

Visibility: Mostly good, but moderate, locally poor in any drizzle and mist later.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Erris Head to Howth Head to Mizen Head and for the Irish Sea.

Wind: Southeast force 2 or less, increasing force 3 or 4.

Weather: Mainly fair. But patches of mist and drizzle developing on south and southwest coasts during the day and on southeast coast early Saturday night.

Visibility: Mostly good, but moderate, locally poor in any drizzle and mist later.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0000 Monday 23 January 2017: Winds decreasing light to moderate variable or southeasterly. Some fair weather, but some patches of mist and drizzle also.

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